July 2020

What Nigerian Women Can Do To Curb Sexual Violence- Celebrity Mum, Victoria Inyama

Former Nollywood actress and mum-of-three, Victoria Inyama, has told Nigerian women that they have a role to play in curbing sexual violence against themselves. The actress turned psychologist offered that Nigerian women need to comport themselves and dress decently as

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The Disappointment Of Infertility, Rigours Of IVF & Dealing With The Scandal That Rocked Her Marriage, New Mum, Stephanie Coker Bares It All

Media personality, Stephanie Coker-Aderinokun sat with Betty Irabor to share her IVF journey. The journey to motherhood is different for everyone. While some conceive easily, others may have to go the extra mile. Thanks to assisted reproduction technology, many women’s

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Young Children Carry Higher Levels Of Coronavirus- New Study

Children under the age of five have between 10 to 100 times greater levels of genetic material of the coronavirus in their noses compared to older children and adults, a study in JAMA Pediatrics said Thursday.Its authors wrote this meant

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NAFDAC Speaks On Herbal Remedies It Allegedly Approved To Treat COVID-19

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has addressed the allegation that the agency has approved some herbal remedies as a treatment for COVID-19. In an interview with a Punch correspondent, the Director of Public Affairs of

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Christine Varner Recounts How A Common Sexual Problem Among Religious Women Led Her To Divorce Her Husband

Big Brother star, Christine Varner has recounted what it was like losing all kinds of support that should have helped her through her difficult divorce as a religious woman. According to the American reality show star, her sister stopped talking

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Eid-el-Kabir Celebration: Don’t Share Prayer Mats, Ablution Kettles And …, NCDC Warns Muslims

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has warned Muslims against sharing prayer mats or ablution kettles as they mark this year’s Eid al-Kabir, PUNCH HealthWise reports. It adds that persons who are 50 years and over should worship at home.

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COVID-19: Failure To Wear Face Mask Will Attract Six Months Imprisonment – State Government

Governor Dapo Abiodun, has announced that anyone who is caught moving about without a face mask, will be severely punished. According to the Ogun state governor, flouting the order can earn such persons up to six months imprisonment under an

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“80% of broken homes are caused by women” | Do You Agree With Grace Makun On This?

Grace Makun, the wife of popular Lagos fashion designer and youngest brother to comedian AY, Yomi Makun, aka Yomi Casual, has caused a stir online over her controversial statement that 80% of broken homes are caused by women. According to

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Pregnancy: Did You Know That Excess Ginger Consumption Can Cause Miscarriage? Find Out More From A Paediatrician

A Paediatric nurse at the Life Line Children Hospital, Lekki, Lagos, Mrs Alexis Essien, has cautioned pregnant women against consuming excess ginger. In an interview with PUNCH correspondent, the nurse said that ginger could cause heartburn for those with an

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‘It can cause premature birth’ -Expert, Dr. Tolulope Onafeso Sensitizes Us About Food Poisoning And Its Treatment

Dr. Tolulope Onafeso, a Senior Registrar at the Department of Family Medicine, General Hospital (Odan), Lagos,  talks about food poisoning and its treatments with PUNCH. According to the expert, food poisoning can make pregnant women to have premature birth or parental

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Children of Abused Mothers 50% More Likely To Have Low IQ- Study

Mums who are holding on to abusive relationships because they want their kids raised under a ‘family’ should better think again. Children of women who reported domestic violence in pregnancy or during the first six years of the child’s life

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Understanding Your Preterm Baby’s Sleep Pattern

A new study suggests that while healthy preterm children have more medical sleep problems than full-term children, they are more likely to fall asleep independently. Results show that preterm children displayed more medical sleep problems such as nocturnal movement, restlessness

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Little Boy In Viral ”mummy calm down” Video Catches The Attention Of Combat Domestic Violence Group

A video published by a Nigerian mum in which her son tried to talk her out of punishing him for a misdemeanor recently went viral. It has been tagged, “mummy, calm down.” Opinions are divided as to the appropriateness of

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Filmmaker, Tchidi Chikere Adopts His Nanny As His Mother | Here’s Why

Nigerian filmmaker, Tchidi Chikere has reunited with the nanny that raised him as a child and says he has now adopted her as his mother. Chikere took to Instagram to share photos of himself and the nanny – Maureen, saying

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Former First Lady, Michelle Obama Reveals One Of The Reasons She Fell In Love With Barack On 1st Episode Of Her Podcast

The “Becoming” author and mother of two welcomed the former president, whom she called a “special someone,” for the first episode of “The Michelle Obama Podcast” on Spotify, which launched Wednesday. In the nearly 49-minute episode, the power couple spoke

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Nigerian Woman, Lucy Okechukwu, Who Survived COVID-19 Shares The Timeline Of Events From Its Start To Recovery

Lucy Okechukwu, a journalist based in Anambra State, shares her COVID-19 experience with Dayo Ojerinde of Punch newspapers. The thirty-five-year-old said that even though she worked from home, she would often go to the market and that she did not

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New Study Finds Six Clusters Of COVID-19 Symptoms That Could Predict Severe Cases

A new study has found that COVID-19 symptoms come in six different “clusters” which may help predict which patients are more at risk and in need of respiratory support. For the study, according to Yahoo Life, researchers used a machine

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New Study Raises Concern About Use Of Antidepressant During Pregnancy

Depression in pregnancy, known as antepartum depression, is all too common. A new study conducted by the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that the rate of depression among women who arrive at the hospital to give birth is at an

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Women’s Issues: Binge Drinking As A Teen Linked To Type 2 Diabetes Later In Life

A new European study has found that binge drinking starting in adolescence is linked to an important risk factor for type 2 diabetes in women later in life. The study, carried out by Umea University, Sweden, is the first to

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Dear MIMsters: My Marriage Is Crashing And I Cannot Save It

My marriage is crashing and I just cannot save it. My hubby had an affair with a church member at the time that I had a threatened abortion and was on bed rest from the seventh week of my pregnancy

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Celebrity Dad, Ubi Franklin Gets Candid About His Struggle With Cyberbullies & How He Pulled Through

Nigerian showbiz mogul, Ubi Franklin, has shared his past experience with cyberbullies and how it pushed him into depression. According to the single dad-of-three, he attempted suicide multiple times three years ago while reacting to the heartbreaking video of Izuchukwu

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How Women With Twin Pregnancies Can Cut Down On The Risk Of Premature Birth & Miscarriage

Women carrying twins are at higher risk for premature birth and miscarriage — those whose cervix dilates before 24 weeks are at highest risk — and yet one common treatment is not recommended for this population. A new multi-center randomized-controlled

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FG Announces Dates For Common Entrance and NECO Examinations

The Federal Government has said the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) organized by the National Examination Council (NECO) for SS3 students will commence on October 5 and end on November 18, 2020. The Minister of State for Education, Emeka

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How An Encounter With An ‘Agbero’ Probably Saved Lois Truly From Her Depression

A Nigerian woman identified as Lois Truly has narrated how a street tout, popularly known as ‘Agbero’ saved her from falling off the edge at a time when she was depressed. Taking to her Twitter page, @loistruly revealed that she

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Nigerian Poet, Ojochide, Shares Story Of How Her Unemployed Father Killed The Dreams Of Her Mother

Many Nigerians online are saying it is an all-too-familiar reality after a Nigerian poet shared the story of how her father who she described as ”broke and unemployed” killed her mother’s dream of owning a school. Ojochide, who took to

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